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Annonynous Tip Leads to Weapons Arrest in Newark

By rlsmetro on

Newark Police arrested Alphonso A. Austin, 21, of Newark, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 for gun possession.

Authorities said at approximately 8:20 p.m., Newark Police received an anonymous tip that a male suspect was in the area of Seymour and Hawthorne Avenue in possession of a handgun.

Officers observed the suspect, who was also wanted for an open parole warrant, on Hillside Avenue and arrested him for possessing the gun and for the open warrant without incident authorities said.

Austin is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Certain Persons Prohibited from Carrying Weapons.

These charges are mere accusations lodged again Austin.

He is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law